Where can i get Garaka? Its not available nea my place so i took grass from lawn, is that ok?
Ganesha!!! Don't use grass in place of Garika and Never compare Garika with normal grass.
All words are not equal, Name of God is different. and all grass are not equal, Garika (Durva) is different.
In Secunderabad, you can purchase Garika at Monda market (near by Railway station) in evening times.
Please try to read the previous posts of this thread. Here you can find moon rise timings for various locations, of-course for HYD too. festivals/topic183-5.html#p399. You can use Panchangas to know moon rise timings and all tithi info. You can also go through this online panchangam.
Favorite dishes include the ones given in first page! (Kudumulu, Undrallu, Payasam, Aratipallu and Nuvvulu). All others are optional. You can also prepare full meals with a lot of items. But, the main thing needed is devotion.